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Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Philadelphia Museum of Art General Admission
Ranked #1 of 443 things to do in Philadelphia
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: As one of the largest museums in the United States, the Philadelphia Museum of Art invites visitors from around the world to explore its renowned collections, acclaimed special exhibitions, and enriching programs, both in person and online. Rising majestically at the end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Philadelphia Museum of Art stands as one of the great art institutions of the world. In the over 125 years since its founding, it has grown far beyond the limits originally set for it. Today, the Museum houses over 225,000 works of art encompassing some of the greatest achievements of human creativity, and offers a wealth of exhibitions and educational programs for a public of all ages.
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South Burlington, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“spend the day”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

plan to spend the day if you want to see most of the exhibits , i only was able to do the main building

Visited July 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“wonderful museum!”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

It would take days to visit everything! I concentrated on the Asian section and it was fantastic. The Japanese tea house is wonderful! The temporary Korea exhibit was great, very well done, very well lit. And the audio guide was worth. If all their temporary exhibits are this well done, well, congratulations! Very very good museum. I would happily go again.
And nice cafeteria downstairs. Good choice of food.

Visited May 2014
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New York
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“One of the best museums I've ever been to”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Coming from New York I was overwhelmingly surprised at how incredible this collection is. The building itself is one of the most beautiful museum structures I've ever seen and the layout and collection are fantastic. This is definitely a must-see.

Visited June 2014
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28 reviews
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“Really nice collection”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

I am not very well educated in art but still enjoyed being there. The exhibits are marvelous and one will always find something interesting.

Visited June 2014
Thank ashutosh r
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Must see in Philadelphia”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

First of all you have to go for a photo op with Rocky. The building itself is stunning. The collection of 19th Century European art is vast. Go just to see the detail in Van Gogh's Sunflowers up close. The Rodin collection is a nice recreation of Rodin's home in Paris. I thought it was nice that the entry fee allows you access for 2 days. The cafeteria was pleasant and had a nice menu.

Visited June 2014
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